Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Google Maps - get on there!


During the sessions that I conducted in 2007 there were several companies who remarked that when they searched Google Maps for their location, the results were not correct.

The source of Google maps is a company called NAVTEQ

On the NAVTEQ website is a feature called Map Reporter, it lets you submit what may be errors in the map (either street names or postal codes etc).

I gather that if we all get together and start submitting errors that will result in review of the entire provincal map, which benefits us all.

On a separate note if you go to the start page for Google Maps, in the bottom left corner is a link to "Add or Edit your business". It only takes a minute to set up a google business account and that will definitely aid in getting better google map results.

I hope that you find this information useful, and please feel free to pass it along to others who may benefit.


Friday, May 23, 2008

My first post


I've created this blog to show you just how easy it is.

And like my Technicial Resource counterparts in the four other Atlantic provinces, I'll be posting online facts and figures, tips and tricks, and general overall web knowledge.

Like the title says "We specialize in helping tourism operators" understand the need for an internet presence. We demystify the process. We show you what can be done this year, and what you should plan to do next year as well. We fill you in on how to measure the success of your online investment. And hopefully we have a little fun too!

See you out there,